For many years I have been collecting found tapes; primarily voice recordings, audio letters, home karaoke and recordings made by amateur tape recording enthusiasts. I particularly enjoy the unguarded and non-deliberate parts of these recordings when people are testing the equipment or have forgotten its still recording. Almost every recording begins with the ubiquitous: testing, testing, 1,2,3. This one recurring phrase appears in my collection time and time again in an array of different voices, accents and languages. This piece is literally a test signal - a collage of recordings of microphone tests compiled from my personal archive.
March 3, 2012 Subject:
Interesting and enjoyable. Each sample from a different tape, and each sample recorded in a different stage of fidelity. I would love to listen to more from this artist's collection. ............padge.........